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“Your cat is anemic, has anorexia and might need a blood tranfusion,” our vet informed us. I stared at her in shock. I knew Sassie had been listless for the past few days, but wasn’t sure how it had came to this stage. “What caused this?” I asked, thinking she must have some dreaded disease. “Fleas,” she answered. “Wait a minute,” I protested, “I put flea medicine on her every month!” I was sure our status as responsible pet owners had gone down the drain. The vet assured me that she believed me, since Sassie had flea treatment on her neck, but it was not working for her. After an alternative treatment plan and days of me force feeding Sassie electrolyte replacement, she finally started to improve. That’s when I vowed to get serious about flea and tick prevention.